August 2nd - Bachman Turner Overdrive

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

8/2/2012

A good songwriter can find inspiration anywhere. Waiting at an airport, riding on a city bus, or listening to another artist’s album. Sometimes, the latter is done sub consciously. That’s how an almost unreleased song from Bachman Turner Overdrive, went  on to be the group’s only #1 hit in the US. It has been said it’s a direct result of Randy Bachman listening to The Who. The opening riff is similar to Baba O’Riley, while the song’s signature stutter is reminiscent of My Generation. Despite this, Bachman has insisted that it’s purely coincidental. The song was originally written as a joke, and made fun of the stutter Randy’s brother Gary suffered from. When they went into the studio to record for the album Not Fragile, they needed a ninth song to round things out. That album was released Aug 2, 1974, and that song was the albums biggest hit. You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet.